Gernot Rohr drops four players as Super Eagles leave for London

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has reduced his 30-man provisional squad for the Russia 2018 World Cup to 25 players. The German dropped domestic league top scorer Junior Lokosa, Standard Liege midfielder UcheAgbo, Lokomotiv Plovdiv defender Stephen Eze and Plateau United Dele Ajiboye.  The statement confirmed that Moses Simon, who was earlier ruled out of the tournament due to injury, will undergo further medical checks in the UK to ascertain the seriousness of his injury. 

Twenty-three players will make the final squad. Meanwhile, Rohr left Abuja with 24 players for London ahead of Saturday’s friendly match against England at Wembley. Nigeria play Argentina, Croatia and Iceland in the group stage of the June 14th to July 15th tournament in Russia.